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Airport Extreme 5th Gen Speed Fluctuations

657 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2012 11:13 AM by psikofunkster RSS
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to psikofunkster)

    psikofunkster wrote:

     

    No i cant do that im using both bands.

     

    No device requires both bands, and they will not necessarily switch from an interference - prone one to one that is not. Anything that is using 2.4 GHz will be prone to many sources of interference. That is why I wrote "use 5 GHz to the extent that your equipment supports it." With no obvious sources of interference there is no reason for your 5 GHz network throughput to be fluctuating the way you describe.

     

    psikofunkster wrote:

     

    Insssider..

     

    If "insider" is a bandwidth measurement utility, I am not familiar with it and can find no references to anything resembling that name.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to psikofunkster)

    Thanks, inSSIDer. Got it.

     

    Given the fact you have tried two different routers, 5 GHz, and your clients are in close proximity to the access point, you have justification to seek a "second opinion" regarding your apparent throughput. Given your environment you should not be experiencing poor wireless performance. Rule out any uncertainly with your PC's wireless, and verify that your ISP is delivering consistent throughput by connecting it to your router with Ethernet. Relocate your router to a different area of the house. Wireless interference can arise from sources that only seem obvious after you find them.

     

    The original iPad can use 5 GHz but not the third generation iPod Touch. It is 802.11b/g only. Only the new (current production) iPods and iPhones can use 5 GHz.

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:48 AM (in response to psikofunkster)

    What did Apple have to say about your Extreme?

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 10:36 AM (in response to psikofunkster)

    psikofunkster wrote:

     

    ... last night i connected my ethernet cable directly to the Apple router and i was having the same bad wireless speeds.

     

    If your speed is as bad using Ethernet as it is wireless, then the wired equipment begins to look suspicious.

     

    With two different routers and a clean bill of health from Apple, you seem to have ruled out just about every possibility except your ISP's equipment - cable or DSL modem and whatever else they supplied or installed, or is otherwise under their control.

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to psikofunkster)

    If you want to try a third router, that's up to you.

     

    I would prefer to make the ISP work for their monthly fee.

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